Booknotes

Faith and Good Faith, Maurice Merleau-Ponty

My interest in this essay found in Sense and Non-Sense was piqued by reference to it in Conall Cash’s paper at the recent, 2019 Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy conference on “Truth and Intersubjectivity in Merleau-Ponty’s Political Thought”. It is …

Comment on Reducing therapeutic misconception

I was recently asked by wire service, Reuters Health, my view on a new study showing that adjusting enrollment processes for medical research can help to reduce therapeutic misconception.

Refugees and the myth of moral equivalence

For many Australians voting is our most potent and accessible form of political power. That means that we need to make sure that our votes are a true reflection of our political priorities. That can be a complicated calculation, even when you have a clear idea of your own political beliefs.

There are countless legitimate ways to determine who gets your vote.  Some people pragmatically assess what will be best for the things they care about. For others, votes are ways of expressing ideals and principles. And ultimately, we have to decide which candidate best matches the judgements we make.